Wednesday , August 06, 2008 Posted: 01:43 PM
UTB Border Fence
Construction needs to be complete by December 31
BROWNSVILLE - University of Texas at Brownsville officials have 10 days to design the border fence for the campus. That's according to the Associated Press.
This is after the U.S. government and the university reached an agreement last week. Federal officials originally wanted to condemn part of the campus for the border fence. But the school agreed to improve its existing fence and add security cameras.
The agreement was signed and filed with the U.S. District Court in Brownsville yesterday.
The wall's design will have to strong enough to hold back illegal immigrants, but still be look good since it'll be on the campus. The signed agreement states the design must be approved by Border Patrol, before the school can put out requests for bids.
Request for bids are expected to start August 15. Construction of the improved wall must be completed by December 31.